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Year of Love and Light

Year of Love and Light

Having embraced and been embraced by innumerable different experiences in recent years, I know I am not alone in describing 2018 as a year of reflection and withdrawal, a time of letting go and welcoming, of opening and accepting. A year of travelling and finding, and staying home and re-discovering – of diverse and wondrous people, places, and events, and of deep learning and a resultant sense of stillness, readiness and calm.

I am constantly amazed by the way in which people, ideas, and possibilities arrive – perfectly on cue, bestowing gifts of immense beauty and joy; and how the riches of my interior world shine like jewels. I have taken time this year to gather and gaze on my inner resources, realising ever more how vital it is for us to recognise and reflect on our gifts and talents, and release them to the world for greater good.

I sense that 2019 is about to be a year of great actions and emergence, of being and essence. And of Love.

I invite you to join with me, in spirit, around the image and memory of our symbolic Festive tree, and begin to share what I passionately believe is beginning, right now. 

A Year of Love & Light

We Welcome You,
In Love,
With Love,
Warmly,
Joyfully.

We welcome you.
Certain,
Fearless,
With Heart,
And with Soul.

We welcome you.
Gentler,
Stronger,
Deeper,
From Within.

We welcome you.
Subtly,
With Faith,
In Hope,
Powerful.

We welcome you.
As Truth,
Shining,
Bright Peace,
For All Souls.

With Love,

Christine

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Poetry

Poetry

Poetry is a means of expressing our inner thoughts and feelings, our inspirations, insights and intimate experiences.

Life is poetry – and poetry occurs all around us, in us and through us all the time.


Poetry can be harsh and demanding, soft, yielding, delicate and dreamlike – and filled with stark realism. It doesn’t have to rhyme, it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone other than the poet, and it can blissfully, wilfully ignore the rules of grammar.

And – poetry can be prose, images, short, long, scribbled on the back of an envelope or inscribed in elaborate hand on expensive paper. In essence, poetry is essence, yours, mine, ours, and it is personal yet universal, even cosmic, at the same time.

These poems are an invitation to journey through the Secret Garden of a Soul, a soul in the process of re-membering its essence and reconnecting to its authentic, joyful self.

My intention is that in reading the poems, you will find a meaning unique to your life, and that you, too, may be led to a place of inner peace and joy, a private place where your soul can dwell unfettered by mundane concerns.

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Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher

Dreamily,
I wrote poems;
Exquisitely expressed,
In my head
In bed
This dawning.

 

Mourning now,
The words
Dissolved,
By light,
By consciousness,
By mundanity.


If Dream-catchers
Take hold of
Night-time forms,
Will a well-versed
Poem-catcher ensnare
Emergent thoughts?


Landing those
Un-harboured lines,
With finely meshed
Nets, golden havens
For the precious
Butterflies of the mind.


A self-made memento,
Handmaiden crafted
To honour urgent
Rôle calls to the
Playgrounds of
Creative collaboration.


Pockets for dreams,
Soft resting place
For tender thoughts;
Passions arising,
Scintillating senses captured
To resurge, renew.


Given in love,
Enduring, Enchanting,
Enlightening,
Enriched by magic threads,
The Wondrous Embroidery
Of the Heart Expressed.


© Christine Miller ‘Secret Garden of the Soul’ 2006

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Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011

Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011

Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011

BRADFORD, England, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

– UK Wide Search for the Best Twittermantic

– Winner Receives a Luxury Romantic Break Away

After the huge success of last year’s Twittermantic competition, which saw more than 600 entries, Hallmark Cards is again giving the UK’s wannabe Shakespeares the chance to show off their poetic side in a national creative writing contest, launching today. But in the true spirit of a modern day Romeo or Juliet – the romantic verse must be composed in just 140 characters on the popular social network site, Twitter!

The competition, which back by popular demand, is being launched by Hallmark’s online personalised card service, Hallmark.co.uk (http://www.hallmark.co.uk/), as part of its build up to Valentine’s Day, with a luxury weekend break away on offer for the winning Twittermantic!

The best entries collected before Valentine’s (February 14th) will be judged by an online public vote and by a panel of experts, including poet and published author, Christine Miller.

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10/10/10 words

10/10/10 words

I was prompted by the unique significance of the date on Sunday 10th October 2010  to write some words – and set myself a light hearted challenge to only use words containing the word ‘ten’…here’s the result:

Tender Words

Listen, attend:
Countenance
Brightened,
Heartened,
Lightened.
Tension softened,
Sentences sweetened.

Tendrils extending,
Tenacious,
Glistening,
Stencilling
Molten intensities,
Insistent, persistent,
Smitten.
Potent portent,
Hastening
Enlightenment.
Penitent, chastened,
Quietening.
Contentment,
Tentatively tendered.

©Christine Miller

10/10/10

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